On March 26th, communities across the world recognized the second annual International SEL Day, a day to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning. Based on this year’s theme, Building Bridges and Reimagining Communities, groups of individuals brought to light the importance of emotional awareness, self-regulation, and nurturing connections with others. Although the majority of members of our Mead community were on spring break, there were a number of ways in which we built bridges and reimagined our own communities. Some faculty members were able to reconnect with extended family, and others were able to strengthen individual family units while connecting with nature.
Although SEL Day is the official day to recognize social emotional learning, The Mead School celebrates connections and emotional awareness every day. At Mead, we believe that social and emotional development are as vital to a child's future success as their academic pursuits. As an inclusion program, Nexus at Mead students learn and grow alongside the steady guidance of their Home Center Director, who serves as a shepherd of their educational experience each day. This Home Center Director role is one of Mead's most distinguishing assets as a school, in that this teacher continually assesses each student's physical, social, emotional, and academic well-being, guiding them through challenges and opportunities as they arise. HCDs serve as the bridge between students, parents, and others in the educational process, ensuring that each student's specific needs are addressed.
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